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Portrait of a Young Woman, c.1663 65

Item # BAL113451

Johannes Vermeer

<p>While Johannes Vermeer is best known for The Girl With The Pearl Earring, this Dutch master produced several beloved pieces during his short life. Johannes Vermeer wall art allows you to bring a sense of harmony to the walls of any space.<p> <p class="title-3">Characteristics of Johannes Vermeer wall art</p> <p>Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was a Dutch Baroque painter. Born in Delft, in southern Holland, although he was relatively unknown in his time. Art historians suggest he painted around 45 pieces in total, of which only 36 survive today.<p> <p>Vermeer worked within the walled city of Delft and sold paintings to local patrons and nobility. However, it was not until the 19th century that he achieved wider recognition. His paintings typically focused on domestic interiors, with subjects including scenes of everyday life, such as reading, playing instruments, or performing housekeeping tasks. However, there is little ordinary or everyday about his technique.<p> <p>Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Vermeer&#39;s work is his use of light. He often used a single source of light balanced against dark shadows to achieve an incredible sense of realism within his work. When added to the meticulous details and perspective in his painting, his works have an intimate and almost photographic quality.<p> <p>While Vermeer often used a limited color palette, he chose rich hues with a deep sense of compatibility. The result was compositions with an incredible balance that added to his masterful use of light, which partly explains his present-day popularity.<p> <p class="title-3">How to choose Johannes Vermeer art for your space</p> <p>Classical art, such as the work of 17th-century painters like Johannes Vermeer, can work well with a wide range of decor styles. These pieces are a must-have for fans of Vermeer&#39;s exquisite technique and fine details and anyone who wants to bring a sense of order to their walls.<p> <p>While homes with classic or traditional decor styles are complementary spaces for classical works, you don&#39;t need to oversubscribe to conventions. Indeed, with the right frame or considerate adherence to color, Johannes Vermeer wall art can sit well within modern and contemporary design styles.<p> <p>Vermeer&#39;s use of luminous color and contrasting shade give his work a special harmony. Delicate, detailed, and painstakingly composed, a Vermeer canvas has maturity, realism, and order that is hard to find. Representing these qualities on your walls can help evoke an atmosphere that goes beyond masterful painting techniques.<p> <p>Explore our fascinating collection of Johannes Vermeer wall art to bring sophistication to your space. With a range of works depicting lovingly rendered 17th-century Dutch life, these timeless pieces make elegant additions to any wall.<p>

<p>XIR113451 Portrait of a Young Woman, c.1663-65 (oil on canvas) by Vermeer, Jan (1632-75); 44x40 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add. info.: Portrait d'une jeune fille); Dutch, out of copyright</p>

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